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2013-04-30ArticleRelease of 31 May: Detailed information on census variables and territories

Shortly before the census results are published, the statistical offices are asked one question very often. What variables, exactly, will be published on 31 May 2013 and how far will they be broken down

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2013-04-25ArticleCensus results of great significance: numbers of inhabitants - Part 5: Equalisation of revenue in Germany

Numbers of inhabitants are not only used to allocate seats and votes in various bodies, they often serve as a basis for distributing public funds – for example when it comes to the fiscal equalisation among the Länder.

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2013-04-19ArticleCensus results of great significance: numbers of inhabitants - Part 4: Council of the European Union (Council of Ministers)

Together with the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, which is also called Council of Ministers, is responsible for law-making at European level. This body represents the EU's member governments, each being represented by the respective minister.

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2013-04-11ArticleOn 31 May 2013, the first census results will be released

The release date for the first results of the 2011 Census has been fixed: on 31 May 2013 at 11 a.m., the statistical offices of the Federation and the Länder will release numbers of inhabitants for the Federation, Länder and municipalities and results of the census of buildings and housing.

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2013-03-28ArticleCensus results of great significance: numbers of inhabitants - Part 3: European Parliament

We have explained what numbers of inhabitants mean for the legislative bodies at federal level – Bundestag and Bundesrat. However, many legal norms are meanwhile being established at European level. Do Germany’s official numbers of inhabitants play a part in the European Union at all? And if so, where? We will shed some light on this question in the next two parts of our series.

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2013-03-13ArticleDetermining the numbers of inhabitants

Determining the new official numbers of inhabitants is based on the data transmitted from the population registers (as at 9 May 2011) to the statistical offices. However, as was shown by the census test of 2001, not all data from the population registers are precise and up to date. Therefore, the statistical offices cannot simply count the data from these registers to obtain the numbers of inhabitants, they rather have to carry out a number of correction measures.

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2013-03-01ArticleCensus results of great significance: numbers of inhabitants - Part 2: Bundesrat (Federal Council)

In the first article of our series on the significance of up-to-date numbers of inhabitants we have focused on the way in which constituencies are delimited for Bundestag elections by means of population figures. In the present article we will show how important the numbers of inhabitants are for the distribution of votes in the German Bundesrat.

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2013-02-14ArticleExtrapolating the information from the household survey

The 2011 Census was conducted according to a new and largely register-based method whose methodology differs from previous population censuses in Germany.

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2013-01-30ArticleCensus results of great significance: numbers of inhabitants - Part 1: Bundestag

The number of inhabitants of the Federation, Länder and municipalities form the basis of many important decisions. But what decisions are these? And how are the numbers of inhabitants accounted for? We have done some research for you: in the weeks to come we will give you several examples.

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2012-11-22ArticleMulti-faceted Germany: employment results

In spring 2013, the first employment results compiled in the 2011 Census will be published. For administrative districts, municipalities and towns with over 10,000 inhabitants, a first insight into the working life of the people living in Germany will then be given, providing basic information on employment.

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